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Positive Organizational Behavior for better Psychology and Results in the Workplace
(Positive Organizational Behavior-POB) is defined as the promotion of positive human psychological abilities and skills, which can be studied and applied in the workplace (Luthans, 2002). It is worth noting that the roots of POB have to be traced back to the perceptions of Seligman (1998), who was the first to speak of a “positive psychology” movement. change, as it focused on helping the mentally ill, focusing on making people’s lives more efficient (Luthans, 2002). Indeed, research by Snyder (2000) and Peterson (2000) has shown that the purpose of positive psychology is to emphasize not what is wrong with humans but what is right. In addition, they raised the question of whether people should focus not on their weaknesses but on psychological conditions such as resilience, which is on the opposite side of weakness and is enhanced by wellness and prosperity. Luthans argues that the POB has the following variables that are included in positive psychological skills: Hope, Resilience, Self-efficacy, Optimism. In addition to excellent results in the workplace, POB contributes to the improvement of employees’ psychological well-being.